Chelsea and Roma have agreed a fee of £30.7million plus another £3.5m in add-ons for Antonio Rudiger. The Germany international is in talks with the Blues ahead of his proposed move. Chelsea are hoping to wrap up a deal to strengthen Antonio Conte's defensive options after the manager's initial transfer frustration this summer. The progress on the Rudiger deal comes as a boost after Conte's pursuit of other top targets Virgil van Dijk of Southampton and Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci proved difficult. The Germany international, who played a key role in last week's Confederations Cup triumph for his country, wants to leave Italy's Serie A after suffering racist abuse in the season just finished.
Chelsea agree £34.2m deal with Roma for Rudiger as he looks to leave Italy after suffering repeated racial abuse
Daily Mail | Jul 5